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Cascais Sintra Nationalparc coastline

 

 

Europe’s most western End  -

Atlantic challenge half way to the New World

 

*Day 1                        WELCOME TO LISBON

Arriving at the international airport of LISBON, the Capital of Portugal

 

*Day 2                        LISBON

Portugal’s Capital City tour, the City of 7 Hills with medieval  and temporary sites,  visit view points and Sao Jorge Castle to enjoy beautiful views overlooking the charming city and the river, Dinner offered by TourBalance with traditional music celebration „Fado“

 

*Day 3                        BELEM

Visiting 15th century Monastry and exploring the world of Vasco do Gama, cross the Tagus river to the Statue of Christ with grand view of the beautiful city from the facing side

 

*Day 4                        CASCAIS - SINTRA

Full-day tour to former fishermen-village of Cascais, now the wealthiest city of Portugal with Marina, Casino, attractive pedestrian center. visit „Cabo da Roca“ the most end of the western Europe with big lighthouse, explore fairy-tale village of Sintra with ancient castles of Kings and Queens from all over Europe surrounded by nice gardens and natural forests.

 

*Day 5                        LISBON

A pleasant day of your own to explore the city, additional city tour programs  on request

 

*Day 6                        WELCOME TO AZORES  – 150 YEARS OLD BOTANICAL GARDEN

Leaving to Acores’ main island Sao Miguel, merge yourself with lush nature and unexplored green sites inside the atlantic island. Guided walk in Botanical Garden “Terra Nostra” with more than 600 different species of Camelias and healing thermal pool, visit hot springs and lake of Furnas, traditional Welcome-dinner offered by TourBalance with food cooked in the hot earth-hole in rewarded Boutiquehotel Terra Nostra Garden (4*)

 

*Day 7                        SAO MIGUEL ISLAND    BEAUTY OF THE LAKES

Full-day island-tour of Sao Miguel with Europe’s only Tea-plantation, beautiful lakes, endemic plants and natural volcanic highlights

 

*Day 8                        WELCOME TO PICO ISLAND

TourBalance recommends to have a pleasant relaxation with the following choice :

natural treatments, walking, bycicle-riding, Golf

Afternoon 1h inter-island flight to Pico-island, Welcome-dinner offered by TourBalance in Hotel Nature-Resort Aldeia da Fonte (3,5*)

 

 

*Day 9                        PICO ISLAND  – WORKSHOP MARINE MAMMALS

Explore surrounding and learn more about whales/dolphins/marine life from local marine biologist Dr. Mara Schmiing

 

*Day 10          PICO ISLAND – WHALE WATCHING & DOLPHIN SWIMMING

Morning free for relaxation/treatment/trekking,, afternoon first ocean-tour (3hours) by boat to get in touch with wild dolphins and whales in their natural surrounding

 

*Day 11          PICO ISLAND – VOLCANIC CRATERS & CAVES & UN-HERITAGE VINEYARDS

Full-day Pico-island tour to explore the natural sites of this volcanic speciality in the middle of the atlantic ocean with UN-heritage vineyards, caves, natural-pools, highland-lakes

 

*Day 12          PICO ISLAND – WHALE WATCHING & DOLPHIN SWIMMING

Morning free to enjoy personal treatment & relaxation or trekking, afternoon second ocean-tour (3 hours) by boat to meet more marine mammals

 

*Day 13          PICO ISLAND - RELAXATION

Free day,to enjoy personal relaxation, TourBalance recommends alternative island-programs (sailing, scuba-diving, trekking, horseback-ridiing)

 

*Day 14          FAIAL ISLAND – NATURAL RESERVE CAPELINHOS

Full-day tour to neighboring island Faial with famous Horta Marina for Round-the-world sailors, volcanic specialities like huge crater Caldeira and new created land Capelinhos due to 18-months sea-volcano eruption in 1958/59

 

*Day 15          PICO – MOUNTAIN  CLIMBING 2.351m

Full-day guided climb of the volcano „Pico-Mountain“ or free day for  personal relaxation

 

*Day 16          PICO ISLAND

Morning free to enjoy personal treatment & relaxation or trekking,, afternoon third ocean-tour (3hours) by boat to get in touch with wild dolphins and whales, if possible swimming with wild dolphins, Farewell-dinner offered by TourBalance

 

*Day 17          WELCOME BACK HOME

Return flight via Lisbon with onward connection by Emirates, Star Alliance-Partners  and Low-Cost –Carriers to all over Europe and worldwide

 

Extension possible upon request

 

 

 

 

 

Accomodation:

 

Lisbon

3* Hotel Acores Lisboa – modern clean well-reputated good hotel ,10 Minutes to city center & airport

4* variety of different accommodations according to clients needs (couple, family, central, boutique,, golf, beach, castle and more)

5* Hotels (Heritage, Altis, Intercontinental, Mirage, Martinhal) - High-end brands with international luxury standard

 

Sao Miguel Island

4* Boutique Hotel Terra Nostra Garden – beautiful rewarded family-owned resort with botanical garden and small-spa-center

 

Pico Island

3,5* Nature Resort Aldeai da Fonte – small western resort in natural garden at the south coast with natural pool and ocean access

 

Alternatively: single-hoiliday homes with own kitchen  (from simple to very luxurious with or without service available upon request)

 

Full-time therapist available on request

 

 

Min. 6 / max. 10 Guests

Recommended periods:     May, June, September

 

 

For prices and conditions please write to managing-owner Mrs. Silke Matz:

INFO@TOURBALANCE.de

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